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					                            Readers Corner
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June 11 , 2010
Volume 1, Issue 1




                      Why is reading so important?

Special Interest
Articles:
                              Reading is such an important skill for young children to
                              acquire and master. Reading can help children develop
• Tips for parents
                              language skills, enrich children’s lives, improve social skills,
• Book reviews                improve hand-eye coordination and can just be plain fun!

• About the                   Through reading children can gain factual knowledge about
  author.                     people, places and things. Learn about different parts of the
                              world and cultures as well as reading fantasy to trigger
                              children’s imagination.




                     Tips for Parents
                       Not only do teachers          and encourage the          way. Parents should
                       play a major role in          child to listen in on      know what interests
                       children’s literacy but       read alouds and even       their child and have
Why is reading         also parents. Parents         get their own library      books easily
 important……1          can promote their             card. The parents          accessible to reach.
                       child’s literacy by           should also set a          With all of these tips
Tips for
  parents….1           reading to their child        special time aside for     parents will be on
                       everyday, model               reading each day for       the right track to
Authors to check       reading and writing,          at least 30 min. along     improving their child
  out…2
                       have their child help         with a special reading     literacy.
Local Library          with cooking by having        place, where the child
  Info…2               them read the recipes,        can feel comfortable.
                       explore books together        Having a family game
Book
                       tell stories to each other    night will also help the
  List….3,4,5,6
                       and visit the local library   child with literacy but
About the              as often as possible          in a fun and enjoyable
  author…6

Resources…6                                      Visit for more information
                                                 http://www.rif.org/parents/
Authors to check out

         Jane Yolen
      www.janeyolen.com

       Kevin Henkes
    www.kevinhenkes.com

      Katherine Paterson
      www.terabithia.com

      Patricia Polacco
   www.pariciapolacco.com

     Chris Van Allsburg
   www.chrisvanallsburg.com




   Visit Your Local Library




      Collier County Public Library
      2385 Orange Blossom Drive
            Naples, FL 34109

    Administration: (239) 593-3511
  General Information: (239) 593-0334
                     Books List
                        Newsletter Title

  Knuffle Bunny

  A baby girl is attached dearly to her stuffed bunny
  but looses it while out with her father running
  errands. This book is brilliantly illustrated which won
  the Caldecott award.

  Review: http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-
  9780786818709-0




Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words
Nancy is a little girl who likes to be fancy and
wants her family to be more fancy. Through out
the whole book Nancy gives examples of words
and their fancy word.

Review:
http://grandparents.about.com/od/books/gr/FancyNancysFancy
Words.htm



Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story

Adelita is a retelling of the classic Cinderella story with a
few stimulating twists. Long ago in a Mexican village, there
lived a young couple, Francisco and Adela Mercado. Sadly
the young mother passes away soon after the birth of their
daughter, Adelita. Francisco then marries Senora Micaela
de la Fortuna, a cold-hearted widow with two daughters,
Valentina and Dulce, all of whom treat Adelita harshly when
her father is not around. Adelita must prepare all the meals,
clean the rooms, and do all the work.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/581442.Adelita_A_Mexican_Cinderella_St
ory



So You Want to Be President?

This is a fun book about American Presidents who can
come in all different shapes and sizes. The main focus on
in this book is to give interesting facts about past
presidents.



http://www.bookpage.com/0008bp/childrens/so_you_want.html
 Say Hello!

 A little girl named Carmelita walks through her
 town stopping to say hello. Carmelita learns how
 to say hello in many different languages.
 Carmelita also learns that every one says hello
 just in a different way.


 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7662609-say-hello




Dancing With The Indians

A young girl and her family joins a Seminole Indian
pow-wow to participate in their dance. The
Seminole Indians were the ones who rescued her
Grandpa from slavery and accepted him as a
brother.
                   Newsletter Title




 “Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire

 A mouse named Mrs. McGuire thinks she see’s a
 fire through a keyhole and yells “Fire! Fire!” to get
 all of the other mice’s attention, which draws a
 series of reactions. By the time the mice reach the
 room were they saw the fire they realized it was
 only a cat celebrating his birthday.

 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1633594.Fire_Fire_Said_Mrs
 _McGuire




The Real Mother Goose
Mother Goose has hundreds of traditional nursery
rhymes that children adore. Along with the nursery
rhymes there are wonderful illustrations that children
of all ages will enjoy.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1001896.The_Real_Mot
her_Goose
                           All About Sharks
                           Jim Arnosky gives great facts about sharks, he
                           answers a lot of children’s questions about what do
                           they eat? How many teeth do they have? How big
                           can they get? Along with great illustrations.
                           http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/615370.All_About_Sh
                           arks


                           Are You Ready For Baby?
                           This book is about a little boy who is meeting his
                           new baby brother. The little boy asks questions such
                           as can he eat? Can he play? Finally he realizes what
                           the baby can do, he can be his little brother.

                           http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6346813-cornelius-p-
                           mud-are-you-ready-for-baby




                                                   About the Author
                        My name is Kasey Will and I am 23 years old, and I am studying
                        to become an elementary teacher. I am originally from Missouri
                        but I have lived in Naples with my family for the past 12 years. I
                        graduated from Barron Collier High School in 2006 and began
                        my colligate career at Florida Southern College, where I signed
                        to play basketball. During my first season I suffered an injury to
                        my ankle and was forced to leave basketball. I finished my AA
                        degree at Edison State College and transferred to Florida Gulf
                        Coast University in the fall of 2009 and will be graduating in the
                        spring 2011.
                         Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to teach. I
         th             had many mentors through out school and I want to be that to as
   561 94 Ave. N
  Naples, FL 34108
                        many kids as I can. I want to make a difference in a child’s life.


      PHONE:
   (239)537-3894
                                                     Resources
       E-MAIL:
kmwill@eagle.fgcu.edu

                         http://www.educationalgateway.com/reading-tips-for-parents/index.html

                         http://www.babybirdproductions.com/bbpadultreadingessayparent.html

                         http://www.squidoo.com/top10childrensauthors

                         Johnson, D. (2008). The Joy of Children's Literature (1 ed.). Belmont, CA:
                         Wadsworth Publishing.

				
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